Chronicles of the Desert: A Daughter of the Desert (Part 8 of 9)


Video from Trisagion Films


"We often hear less about the women of the desert in early Christianity, but that's not to say that they do not exist. One such figure is Syncletica of Palestine, an almost anonymous figure whose name means "nobleman's daughter." She came from a wealthy family and, upon a visit to the Holy Land, decided to give up her temporal wealth in order to become rich in God. She is not to be confused with the more well-known Amma Syncletica of Alexandria, but her story is no less relevant. For it shows both the effort that such Christians would go to quench their thirst for Christ and also how divisions such as gender, race and social status matter less and less as one draws closer to God." from video introduction.

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